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Near/Far Cabin and Campground

· Stewart, Athens, Ohio
15 acres hosted by Michelle M.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Immerse yourself in nature alongside a working farm! Our 15 acre property has many features. Enjoy hiking trails, a small 3 season creek, rock walls and large boulders, trickling waterfalls and caves if you're feeling adventurous. (The cave is currently an off trail experience, is only accessible at certain times of the year and requires steep hiking and some climbing large rocks.) An abundance of wildflowers and native flowering trees grow amongst the beautiful rolling hills of forest. In spring the wildflowers paint the landscape, in the summer the fireflies compete with the stars in a sparkling symphony and in the Fall colors fill the trees. You will experience true darkness, bright stars and the simplicity of being out in the country. We are a small homestead raising much of our own food. It's likely you will be greeted by dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, pigs and a cow. The property is adjacent to hunting club land, which means hundreds of acres of undeveloped, wooded and wild. Wildlife is abundant, including coyote, fox, bobcat, turkey, raccoon, hawk, owl, (reportedly) bear and lots of deer. Most are nocturnal, so you may hear them rather than see them, but they are near. Our livestock guardian dog keeps the pasture occupants safe, but that means nighttime barking. We provide noise machines in the cabin for white noise and you are welcome to bring a small fan. We live in a rural neighborhood, so there will be occasional sounds from other dwellings, there is a dog rescue across the street and although infrequent, you might hear ATV's and gun shots from down the road. There are copperheads snakes in the area as well as black widow and brown recluse spiders. You will not likely see them but it is wise to wear boots and stay on the trails. The cabin and campground currently share a composting toilet/outhouse with a space for hanging a shower bag (you must bring your own shower bag). There are 5 gallon jugs of water for filling shower bag, hand washing station and dish washing. There is a Berkey water filter in the cabin, but campers will need to bring their own drinking water. Please be aware that you may have minimal cell service during your stay and there is no wifi. The best place to get a good cell signal is the parking lot. The town of Amesville is filled with personality and is just 7 miles away. With a convenience store, park and a wonderful restaurant, Parks Place, which serves American fare cooked with a chefs flare and local ingredients. There is also a community studio that offers yoga and other fitness classes. Amesville hosts Coonskin Saturdays from May to October with music, food, classes and more on the Third Saturday of each month. The city of Athens is 20 miles away, with many restaurants and shops, ample grocery stores, movie theaters etc, as well as the beautiful campus of Ohio University. Strouds Run State Park and several Nature Preserves are within 15 miles of us, Baileys Bike Trail System is 20 miles away, Burr Oak is 25 miles away, and Hocking Hills State Park is 50 miles away. It is a spectacular area with so much to offer in the way of hiking and other nature related activities.
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Stewart, Athens, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, Adena Culture, Hopewell Culture, and Ofo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Michelle M.Joined in August 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 11 hours
7 ratings · 6 reviews
Cole T.recommends
October 17, 2023
Near/Far Campground
Great host, site, and location. I would recommend you stay here.
Hannah M.recommends
October 3, 2023
Near/Far Campground
Michelle has a beautiful setup for this secluded tent camping space! We enjoyed unplugging, cooking by the fire, sleeping under the stars, and giving our toddler a first camping experience. The tarp over the picnic table and included firewood were major bonuses for us!! This was not a buggy area (at least in Sept when we were there, not sure about other times of year). Michelle was very easy to communicate with, kind, and helpful. It is a short walk from easy parking to the campsite past the cabin also on site, and Michelle provided a wagon for us to transport our things - so great! There is a little hiking trail on site and a composting toilet as well. As mentioned in their listing, you can hear dogs barking at times frok another property across the way, but it did not bother us. All in all, a great camping experience!
Jess G.recommends
September 5, 2023
Near/Far Cabin
Great spot, they had everything we needed :) would definitely come back and I’m excited to see what they do with the cabin in the future
Beth D.recommends
June 26, 2023
Near/Far Cabin
We loved our stay at this cabin. We were looking for the camping experience without all the work, since we only had a weekend. The Near/Far Cabin provided just the right amount of rustic with amenities to make it work. Farm fresh eggs were the icing on the cake!
Todd B.recommends
June 18, 2023
Near/Far Campground
Fantastic out of the way spot
The host Michelle was wonderful. Her land was wooded and scenic. Nice little hiking trails. We stayed in the tent spot which was lovely, but the cabin looked amazing! 2 nice dogs to greet you. Had a really great time. Would return and try that cabin!
Mindi M.recommends
May 29, 2023
Near/Far Cabin
Peaceful relaxation
The cabin and area around cabin was absolutely beautiful! Hosts were very nice! Grandsons wanted to go camping and I have bad back so this was camping with comforts of beds! Still cook on grill or open fire! No running water but that made it more like camping and we loved it! Trails were awesome, we even took kiddos into creek to play and they loved it! The kids were 4, 7, and 14! We went to strouds lake close by for swimming, kayaking, and pedal boat! No internet and sparse phone service was great since the point was to get away! Could have stayed much longer if didn’t need to get back to real life.
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